Yemen cholera outbreak shows signs of slowing — UN attributes the gains to emergency intervention by health workers

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© AFP/File | A Yemeni mother holds her child suspected of being infected with cholera at a makeshift hospital in Sanaa on June 9, 2017

GENEVA (AFP) – A cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has claimed 1,400 lives in two months, shows tentative signs of slowing as fatality rates drop by half, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.Nearly 219,000 suspected cases have been registered since April 27 and more than 1,400 people have died, the UN agency said.

The collapse of Yemen’s infrastructure after more than two years of war between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite rebels who control the capital has made for a “perfect storm for cholera,” the WHO’s senior emergency adviser for Yemen, Ahmed Zouiten, said.

But fatality rates have dropped from 1.7 percent in early May to 0.6 percent now, he added.

He attributed the fall to emergency intervention by health workers.

Reported cases of…

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White House Accuses Syria Of Planning Another Chemical Attack, Warns “Will Pay Heavy Price”

Katherine Frisk note: According to Seymour Hersh: US Lied About Syrian Chemical Attack Then Bombed Them Anyway, Now we have this!

It is called pre-programming for another false flag event in order to blame Assad and the legally elected Syrian government so that the US has yet another excuse to go in and bomb the Syrian people who have experienced untold suffering in the last six years in large part thanks to US support for Islamic State terrorists.  

Even Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat US congresswoman, is attempting to pass the “Stop Arming Terrorist Act”and stop US policy of regime change around the world through the use of proxy armies like Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Nikki Haley, Zionist stooge and Tel Aviv US spokesperson on the other hand, is still sticking to the script, regardless of the facts on the ground. Unlike Gabbard, she has not been on…

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Kremlin: U.S. warning to Syria over possible chemical attack unacceptable

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Reuters

White House warnings to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his military not to conduct a chemical weapons attack are unacceptable, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

“I am not aware of any information about a threat that chemical weapons can be used,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

The White House warned Assad on Monday that he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway.

“Certainly, we consider such threats to the legitimate leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic unacceptable,” Peskov said.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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U.S. threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

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IS Counterattacks in Retaken Parts of Mosul Stall Iraq Push

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MOSUL, Iraq — An Iraqi officer says counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces’ push in the Old City — the last IS stronghold in the city.

The officer says Iraqi forces and coalition air assets were pulled away from the Old City on Tuesday to clear the Yarmouk and Tanak neighborhoods where IS staged counterattacks earlier this week. The neighborhoods were declared liberated of IS in May.

He says attacks began Sunday by scores of IS fighters dressed in Iraqi Shiite paramilitary uniforms. A dozen coalition airstrikes on Mosul’s western-most edge killed about 40 militants on Monday.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

IS-held Mosul has shrunk to just about 2 square kilometers in the ancient Old City district.

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Video: Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed In Car Bombing In Kiev

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27.06.2017

Video: Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed In Car Bombing In Kiev

A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer has been killed in a car bomb attack in the capital of Kiev, the authorities said on Tuesday.

According to the country’s defense ministry, the man was identified as Col. Maxim Shapoval of the Chief Directorate of Ukrainian military intelligence.

Shapoval’s car  blew up in Kiev on Tuesday morning.

Some Ukrainian media reported that Shapoval was chief of military intelligence’s special forces.

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